Silence is louder than words: Take the Vow

Sometimes silence is louder than words. On November 30th, stay silent to stand up for the millions of children worldwide silenced by the denial of their rights. It’s not okay, and this is your chance to take action. 

By Erica Howes

Photos by Giselle San Miguel

Free the Children - The Vow of Silence

Sometimes silence is louder than words. On November 30th, stand up for children rights by staying silent in solidarity with the millions of children silenced by the denial of their rights. Take the Vow of Silence, run by Free the Children. You can decide the level of participation you feel comfortable with, whether it’s simply not talking or refraining from texting, facebook, and social network sites. Whichever you choose, your twenty-four hours of silence will spread a powerful message. Make it count by spreading as much awareness as possible and collecting pledges from family and friends to make it count. Learn more at freethechildren.com/vow

Here’s why Hedley’s Jacob Hoggard is taking the Vow


Erica Howes is a freelance writer for Vervegirl.com. Erica is interested in journalism and is passionate about social justice issues.